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collinear

[kuh-lin-ee-er, koh-]
adjective
  1. lying in the same straight line.
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Origin of collinear

First recorded in 1720–30; col-1 + linear
Related formscol·lin·e·ar·i·ty, nouncol·lin·e·ar·ly, adverbnon·col·lin·e·ar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for collinearity

Historical Examples

  • Any errors left over are to be attributed to other causes than the want of collinearity of the axes of object glass and eyepiece.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall


British Dictionary definitions for collinearity

collinear

adjective
  1. lying on the same straight line
  2. having a common line
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Derived Formscollinearity (ˌkɒlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ), nouncollinearly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for collinearity

collinear

adj.

1863, from col- + linear.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

collinearity in Science

collinear

[kə-lĭnē-ər]
  1. Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.
  2. Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.
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